Totally forgot it was Boojiboo's etsy birthday yesterday. Can't believe it's already been three years since we've joined, I'm soo glad we did!
Thanks for those of you who commented on our post that asked for feedback/advice, we really appreciate the time and effort some of you put into your answers. Very good points were brought up and we will definitely try to put some of those into effect.
An 'about me' page will be put up soon, and we will try to post about new styles/custom orders (if I remember, sometimes everything goes by so quickly!)
What threw us off about our 'casualness' were the e-mails/replies we sometimes received. No "hello's" or "thanks", we would just wonder if they thought we were crazy? Perhaps unprofessional for responding in such a manner?
As for pictures, there is really nowhere in our house with good lighting, and sadly photo shopping all our pictures would be too time consuming. When I get the chance, I 'borrow' a friend's studio, but that's rare. I was just curious as to how people felt about the apron backgrounds, I wasn't sure if it was a major/minor factor in a few people's decisions or if the majority/minority liked the kitchen setting. We'll keep it for now, but I suppose I will have to spend a little more time fixing those pictures to make sure they are true to color.
Giveaways, we love them! It makes us so happy when our customers tell us they 'love their apron' or how 'cute' it makes them feel, as corny as that sounds. And who doesn't love free things?
Lastly, our babies! We do try and keep our dogs away from the aprons as much as possible. There are a few pictures where our dogs are seen next to the aprons, but we only take apron pictures once, meaning only one apron was 'exposed' to our dogs so directly. Before we ship each apron, they are ironed, 'cleaned', and then folded and stored in a container, so really aprons aren't exposed to the dogs as much as one would think.
Anyway, onto the winner! We have decided that the winner is Tricia Chaves! Thank you so much for providing such wonderful advice, especially about giveaways and such. Your idea with blogging about related kitchen ideas was also a great one! Please e-mail me your address at email@example.com :)
A twist! Since we really appreciate all the time you others took to answer our questions, it would be our pleasure to give you a mini wallet/coin purse of your choice! Please e-mail me your preference and I'll ship it out to you ASAP! (item must be in stock at the time I am notified, cannot be from our 'sold items'). In the e-mail please provide your comment number and/or name. Thanks!!!
PS: I only see 11 comments, so any comments after the 11 will NOT be taken into consideration.